Bernalillo County, New Mexico

An aerial view of Albuquerque
An aerial view of Albuquerque

Bernalillo County straddles the Rio Grande Valley in the center of New Mexico. Bernalillo County is the home of Albuquerque and is the most densely populated county in the state. Albuquerque is sometimes known as the "Duke City" (it was named for the "Duc de Alburquerque" back in the early 1700's).

Bernalillo County was formed in 1852 and contains 1,166 square miles of land and 3 square miles of water. The county seat (and largest city) is Albuquerque. Bernalillo County is home to Petroglyph National Monument, Sandia Wilderness and Rio Grande Nature Center State Park.

Fast Facts about Bernalillo County, New Mexico
Types of Jobs:
Private Sector, wages or salary: 74%
Government Sector: 19%
Unincorporated, Self-Employed: 7%
Population Density: 551 People per Square Mile
Cost of Living Index for Bernalillo County: 87.7
Median Resident Age: 35.0 Years
2014 Estimates:
Median Household Income: $45,450
Median Home Value: $189,800
Major Industries:
Health Care, Educational Services, Professional Services, Lodging & Food Services, Construction, Government, Finance & Insurance Services, Waste Management Services
Population Demographics: 2010
Total Population 662,564
Males 324,460
Females 338,104
Population by Age
Under 18 159,130
18 & over 503,434
20-24 49,700
25-34 96,086
35-49 131,284
50-64 136,165
65 & over 81,014
Population by Ethnicity
Hispanic or Latino 317,089
Non Hispanic or Latino 345,475
Population by Race
White 459,660
African-American 19,652
Asian 15,525
Native American 31,744
Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 695
Other 105,847
Two or more 29,441